Health Minister Chheang Ra (third from left) meets with French ambassador Jacques Pellet (first right) on December 6. MOH
France is committed to supporting the Ministry of Health’s priority plan and further enhancing health cooperation to improve the well-being of the Cambodian people, who seek to achieve universal health coverage, according to the French ambassador Jacques Pellet.
The pledge was made during a meeting between Pellet and health minister Chheang Ra last week, where they discussed strengthening cooperation.
The two parties highlighted the successful partnership between the two countries, citing examples such as the collaboration between the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC), University of Health Sciences (UHS) and Calmette Hospital, according to a post on social media from the ministry.
“We promise to strengthen cooperation and support the (ministry’s) priority plan as well as help (it) expand the scope of bilateral health cooperation between Cambodia and France,” he added.
He also mentioned that France’s support continues as the country experiences peace, political stability and rapid economic growth, focusing on sustainable development and government achievements.
Chheang Ra expressed his gratitude to the people and government of France for their help and support in the development of various sectors of the country, especially in the human development aid sector and public health research projects.
“(Their) support has been instrumental in improving the welfare of the Cambodian people and achieving universal health coverage, in line with the Pentagonal Strategy of the seventh mandate government,” he added.
Nuth Sambath, president of the Institute of Medicine, Biology and Agriculture of the Royal Academy of Cambodia, stated on December 7 that the collaboration between the two sides is important because the country needs specialized partners to train human resources and implement the public policies and plans. health field.
“With their support in the (sector), I have observed significant improvements in the well-being of our people. We received material and technical support and assistance, as well as human resource training,” he added.